Bethel Daily Digest: Friday, February 24, 2012

Sweet treats, hot soup, cold weather, and a little bit of history.





WEATHER from Ct Weather Service ctweather.com

Friday: Rain and drizzle. High near 45. Winds east to southeast 10 mph.

Friday Night: Rain showers ending, breezy, and colder. Lows 25-30. Winds west 15-25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.


DEEP THOUGHTS from Brainy Quotes 

A tragedy is a representation of an action that is whole and complete and of a certain magnitude. A whole is what has a beginning and middle and end.  Aristotle



Verified Hot Tip:  The Sycamore Drive In of 282 Greenwood Ave is expecting the group Wilson Philips to stop by for curb service in their tour bus this Saturday February 25 at 2 pm to have lunch. They are filming a documentary for there up coming tour. NOTE TO READERS:  Take photos and submit them to Patch!  This reporter will not be available to cover the event.  Everyone who would like to take photos and write about it for Bethel Patch is encouraged to do so. Submit them to Christine Rose, at RosepetL5@aol.com and we will be sure to give you credit.  Thanks!!!

Maria Lobalbo and Alexsandra Musantry, both residents of Bethel have been named to the Roger Williams University Dean's List for the Fall 2011 semester.

Tonight: St Thomas Episcopal Church is holding a Soup Cook Off with a variety of homemade soups to taste and rate. There will be other food available. Adults $10, Seniors $8, Child $5 Maximum family rate $25. 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm 95 Greenwood Ave

a 24/7, will be re-opening on Saturday with new expanded space. The gym that allows patrons to work out on their own schedule, offering classes, personal training, fitness assessment and weight loss programs. Snap Fitness Bethel also has a referral program and monthly special promotions. Snap Fitness Bethel 83 Stony Hill Rd, Bethel, CT 06801 

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 – 7:00 PM – Berry School Cafeteria Mr. Brian Kirmil, the principal of Rockwell School, and Dr. Kristen Brooks, the principal of Berry School, will explain the focus of the Kindergarten program and answer questions you may have regarding your child’s upcoming Kindergarten experience.


New Business? Planning an event? Proud of someone? Send in your announcements and we will let the world know!



No meetings today

GARDENING HINTS from Old Farmer's Almanac

Avoid walking on lawn during winter thaw.

Order perennial plants and bulbs now.


TODAY IN HISTORY from Those Were The Days

 1835 - Siwinowe Kesibwi (The Shawnee Sun) was issued as the first Indian language monthly publication in the United States.

1839 - Mr. William S. Otis of Philadelphia, PA picked up a patent for the steam shovel.

1857 - The first shipment of perforated postage stamps was received by the U.S. Government. Only imperforated ones had been used previously.

1938 - The first nylon bristle toothbrush was made in Arlington, NJ. It was the first time that nylon yarn had been used commercially. Two years later, nylon hosiery was introduced.

1945 - American forces liberated the Philippine capital, Manila, from the control of the Japanese empire in World War II.

1940 - Frances Langford recorded one of the classic songs of all time -- and one that would become a Walt Disney trademark. When You Wish Upon a Star was recorded on Decca Records during a session in Los Angeles.

1969 - Johnny Cash recorded his second live prison performance. It followed a concert the previous year at Folsom Prison. The LP Johnny Cash at San Quentin, with the hit single A Boy Named Sue, was recorded live as part of a British TV.

1973 - Roberta Flack’s Killing Me Softly with His Song hit #1 in the U.S. on the Billboard Hot 100. The ballad remained at the top for four weeks.

1976 - The Eagles’ Their Greatest Hits became the first LP in the US to be certified platinum - two-million copies sold. It rose to number one in the U.S. on March 13, 1976.

1980 - The U.S. Hockey Team won its “Do you believe in miracles?” gold medal. Final score: U.S. 4, Finland 2.

1983 - The Dow Jones industrial average closed above the 1100 mark for the first time. The stock market moved 24.87 points on this day to close at 1121.81. The 1100 plateau had been reached in 1972, but a rally was not able to keep the benchmark high at that point at the end of the trading day.

1985 - Quarterback Doug Flutie played his first game as a pro on this day. Flutie led the New Jersey Generals against Birmingham, losing 38-28. The former Boston College standout had a shaky start in his USFL debut, but still completed 12 of 18 passes in the fourth quarter of the game.

1985 - Yul Brynner reprised his role in The King and I -- setting a box office record for weekly receipts. The show took in $520,920

1989 - Iran’s Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini was so irritated by Salman Rushdie’s novel, The Satanic Verses, that he sentenced the author to death and slapped a one to three-million-dollar bounty on his head.

1989 - United Airlines Flight 811, out of Honolulu on its way to Sidney, was 100 miles southwest of Hawaii when its cargo door blew out. The explosion in the Boeing 747 created a 10x40-ft. hole in the fuselage, knocked out the two engines on the right side and caused damage to the flaps and hydraulics. Nine passengers were sucked out of the jetliner to their deaths 20,000 ft over the Pacific.

1990 - Crooner Johnnie Ray died in Los Angeles of liver failure at age 63. Ray was known at various times in his career as the ‘Prince of Wails’ and the ‘Howling Success’ because of his highly emotional singing and apparent ability to cry at will. His biggest hit was his double-sided 1951 million-seller: Cry and The Little White Cloud that Cried.

1991 - Country music star Webb Pierce died in Nashville at age 65. The official cause of death was heart failure, but he also suffered from pancreatic cancer. Pierce racked up 13 #1 singles on the Billboard country chart, with 97 singles on the chart between 1952 and 1982.

1993 - British rock legend Eric Clapton won six Grammys, including record, album (Unplugged) and song of the year (Tears in Heaven). Clapton wrote Tears in Heaven as a tribute to his infant son, Conor, who died in 1991 when he fell out of a window in Clapton’s 53rd floor New York apartment.

1996 - Cuba shot down two small planes operated by a Cuban-American group over the waters north of Havana. The two planes with four people on board were twin-engine Cessna aircraft operated by the group ‘Brothers to the Rescue’, a Miami-based group of Cuban exiles funded by private donations. The group has flown hundreds of missions to spot Cuban rafters attempting to flee their island nations. Group founder Jose Basulto was on a third plane that escaped the gunfire and made it safely back to Miami.

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